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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Women and leadership: “Too often mentors coach women on confidence and personality rather than business and financial ability.” “When do I finally get to belong? On being both native and queer enough.” Once again, Ta-Nehesi Coates inspires: “Here is the machinery of racism—the privilege of being oblivious to questions, of never having to grapple [...]
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Justice for Renisha

TweetI believe that a person who shoots another person in the head should be, at the very least, arrested. I am sickened, heartbroken, enraged, and just plain tired of the violence done to people of colour and to women in this country. I want to live in a country where a person can ask a [...]
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Quick hit: Bad-ass Detroit students stage walk-out

TweetWhat are they asking for, you might wonder? “An education.” 50 students at the all-boys Frederick Douglass Academy in Detriot, MI were suspended yesterday for walking out of their classes. They claimed to be fed up with the quality of their education: absent teachers, shortages of textbooks, and a failure to be taken seriously when asking for [...]
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Detroit’s school for young moms rescued from closure

TweetA school for teen mothers with a 90% graduation rate (almost twice the national average) was slated for closure this year due to the draconian budget cuts being administered in Detroit. To add additional controversy, the decision was made by an emergency manager, appointed by the Governor, in a seeming effort to side-step the decision-making [...]
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